My Car Quest

August 21, 2017

Archives for January 2011

My Favorite Cars – Results From Arizona – RM Auctions

by Mike - The results are in red text below, originally posted on January 12 and 13. It looks like RM also had a successful auction.   1958 Aston Martin DB MK IIIA Coupe - Estimate is $200,000 - $250,000 Not Sold at High Bid of … [Read more...]

My Favorite Cars – Results From Arizona – Gooding & Company

by Mike - The results are in red text below, originally posted on January 10, 2011. It looks like Gooding had a successful auction. 1966 Ferrari 330 GTC - Estimate is $250,000 - $300,000 WITHOUT RESERVE Sold for $220,000 40,000 miles … [Read more...]

Steve McQueen’s Siata – Part 2

by Mike -  Here are more pictures of this great little car the 1953 Siata 208-S once owned by Steve McQueen. This car (BS-523) is the first car profiled in Matt Stone's book McQueen's Machines: The Cars and Bikes of a Hollywood Icon. In this book … [Read more...]

Steve McQueen’s Siata (1953 Siata 208-S)

by Mike -  Yes, Steve McQueen owned this Siata. The Siata 208-S was designed by Michelotti and hand-built by Bertone in 1953, utilizing the Fiat V8 2 liter engine and 4 speed transmission. The engine in this Siata has been enlarged to 2.3 liters … [Read more...]

A Bizzarrini Air Dam

by Mike - The Bizzarrini GT 5300 was not designed with an air dam, or spoiler. The original owner of my Bizzarrini was Ken Phillips and he worked with an expert race car body designer to create the spoiler shown below for his Bizzarrini because … [Read more...]

Various Cars

by Mike -  We were walking by the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles on Christmas Day, 2010. It was closed but mounted outside was The Black Beauty, the car from the movie The Green Hornet. This is something you don't see … [Read more...]

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